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I've been using Sanex Zero 0% Extra effective deodorant for a number of months and have been really very impressed. It isn't an antiperspirant so you will experience some sweatiness if you exert yourself, but that's a minor quibble as far as I'm concerned. Unlike a lot of the 'natural' mineral-based deodorants (crystals, etc.), it isn't sticky and it isn't strongly fragranced (something I can't stand). I find it doesn't interfere with my eau de toilette.
It claims to be effective for up to 48 hours - I seriously doubt that; I find it's lost its efficacy by the end of the day, but who needs a 48 hour deodorant anyway?!
However, the biggest reason for choosing this product is that it is aluminium, alcohol and paraben free. The latter is a controversial issue. A small study carried out some years ago found parabens in cancerous breast tumours (it is worth noting that the researchers didn't examine healthy breast tissue during the course of the study), but regardless of the perceived health risks, it's probably a good thing to cut down on our use of petro-chemicals, from which synthetic parabens are derived.
I've long experienced sensitivity (and sometimes quite severe reactions) to conventional antiperspirant deodorants, which I suspect has been caused by aluminium and/or alcohol. Consequently, this 0% product is gentle on my underarm skin and has saved me the agony of constant itching and soreness that characterised my past experiences with spray deodorants.
Aesthetically, the design of the product is fairly low key and subtle - the designers were clearly aiming for a 'natural' look, with blues and greens used and various aspects of the product (0% and 'natural mineral') emphasised.
I bought this from Sainsbury's after hearing a rumour on the Internet than deodorants/antiperspirants contain aluminium chlorohydrate, alcohol and parabens that have been linked with breast cancer. Now I don't have smelly boobs so I don't go spraying deodorant on them every day but I do use it on my armpits which is fairly close by so this news really shocked and scared me especially as I know people who have sadly passed away from this disease.
I decided on Sanex as there 0% antiperspirant/deodorant promises that it contains none of these potentially harmful substances.
For 250ml it was £2 and there are smaller sizes available. It comes in a metal bottle just like any other deodorant except it is quite a lot longer and thicker than I am used to. The cap is plastic and to spray just hold down the nozzle.
I found this was easy to apply, just like a regular deodorant, and didn't leave any residue or have any kind of scent. However I do 'run hot' and I found within a few hours I felt damp under my arms and had to clean myself and reapply the deodorant. I did not 'smell warm' per se but I felt uncomfortable and wasn't used to this kind of sensation from a regular deodorant.
I have since stopped buying it, and didn't even last a week using it. Very disappointing but nice to know a company is trying new stuff, even if it fails.
I bought this on offer at my local supermarket and have since been back and bought 6 more! I am a total Sanex convert now. The best thing about it is that it does not have an overpowering smell, as so many other antiperspirants and deodorants seem to have. Added to that it has never left any stain marks on clothing. also, it just feels right. you know sometimes when you have a spray and it goes too sticky under the arm, or too dry, or after a few hours, you don't smell, but there is moisture pouring out? Well, I have not yet had this with the Sanex.
It has gone off special offer in the supermarket now, but I am watching to see when they put it back on special as I will get some more. in the meantime, my cupboard full will see me through. Happy days folks!
My first purchase of this product was when it was on special offer, which is how I normally choose my deodorants and other toiletries! But since buying this one I just can't seem to go back to the cheaper ones, I even tried a couple of Nivea ones and they just didn't compare. I am quite a nervous person, and unfortunately nerves leads to sweat! With this deodorant, I need not worry, it works all day without having to top it up, what more could you want out of a deodorant?! Well not only that but it doesn't contain aluminium chlorohydrate, alcohol or parabens, which basically means it's more natural and doesn't contain all the harmful chemicals they warn you about. I was surprised at it's effectiveness as I thought with it been a more natural one it would not work so well, but I was wrong, it's the best one I've found, and I've tried my fair share!
Purchasing a good antiperspirant can be a challenging task, even more so when seeking out a great one.
Sane is not a grand I would usually opt for when looking for such a product and I was drawn more to it by the offer in store than the brand / product itself.
The packaging advises that Sanex Zero% is a more natural deodorant, with 0% alcohol, parabens & aluminium chlorohydrate. The fact that there are no parabens (preservatives used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, etc) was an eye-catcher especially when news broke in 2012 that traces of parabens had been found in some breast tumours, causing researches & organisations to suggest there is a link between the two.
With alcohol usually being in deodorants & antiperspirants to aid in quick drying on the skin, there is no fuss with it not being present in Sanex Zero%. It still dries quickly on the skin and you still get that sense of coolness when it is applied.
The lack of aluminium chlorohydrate should not concern you either, with these salts used to reduce sweat from the glands to the skin, I have experienced no problems with sweat reaching my skin using Sanex Zero%.
Sanex Zero% is a fantastic purchase. No choking & mist during application, a neutral scent leaving you free to apply perfume & no white marks left upon clothing or skin. As a person constantly on the go, I usually work up a sweat but Sanex Zero% has worked wonders.
Cost effective, extra effective and just great!